April is exciting times for high school seniors, who throughout the world are receiving admission decisions from colleges and universities. Most students would like to visit the schools to which they have been admitted, which is why applicants are normally spending their spring breaks planning college visits and tours with their parents. But how do you tour colleges during a global pandemic?
Curators at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Vermont, Sarah Laursen and Sarah Briggs, developed Vermont Art Online in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Vermont Art Online is a resource for teachers and families that offers virtual 3D tours of now-closed museums and galleries throughout the state of Vermont.
"At a time when billions of people around the world are separated from one another, museums can bring us together.” - Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture
ThingLink, an award-winning Finnish education technology company, announced today that they have joined the Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative. For ThingLink, this is a major new partnership to support education and enterprise organisations globally in their increasing use of technology for learning using multiple platforms and devices.
In most countries educators have been asked to transition their classroom to the cloud, overnight. Most teachers, many now staying at home with their own children, have limited time, skills, and experience using digital tools and collaboration platforms for remote learning.
When schools are closed, students spend lots of time on their laptops and mobile devices. How can you put those devices to use in a way that develops their creativity? Schools, districts and cities: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to activate your ThingLink account today.
ThingLink and AR Studio announce a partnership to help teachers in Romania create curriculum-aligned resources for online learning. AR Studio, an educational technology hub based in Bucharest with studios across Romania, creates and delivers high quality content for the new educational segments: STEAM, STEM and MakeHub. Through this partnership AR studio will start representing and reselling ThingLink in Romania. This includes training educators to create virtual lessons, interactive videos, and other resources that capture teacher’s instructions to students using text, voice, or video notes.
We are happy to share that ThingLink editor is now available in Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian. This update will make ThingLink more accessible to millions of more educators and learners around the world, who can now easily create interactive visuals and document daily projects using ThingLink in their native language.
Schools and workplaces in several countries are facing a new situation as organizations take preventive measures amid the growing number of coronavirus cases around the world. Visual learning materials; infographics, posters, screenshots, video lessons and virtual tours with recorded audio notes and instructions can support daily communication between teachers and students. Below are some examples from our community as well as collections of other great resources and solutions for remote learning.
Video lessons for online learning are in high demand. This post explains how you can make them most engaging and impactful by including a layer of additional resources in the form of interactive hotspots.
ThingLink user: FashionUnited (click to explore live page) - Virtual tours are most commonly associated with 360/VR images, videos or still images of a physical space. FashionUnited shows how ThingLink's tour creator layout expands this notion by combining any image into one unified experience. Their editorial team published an interactive map featuring highlights from the biggest European fashion trade shows in 2020. Clicking on the various icons will give viewers a deeper dive into each specific region.